Studying the exomes of 6,000 Alzheimer's patients and 5,000 without the disease, researchers have identified new rare variations in genes that may contribute to dementia.
Neuroinflammation may be a key player in the pathological brain changes produced as a result of chronic opioid use. Microglia is likely responsible for the majority of the changes.
Researchers have identified a possible neurological biomarker for long term learning. The brain wave biomarker could allow educators to attempt new educational techniques to improve long term learning by measuring the results via EEG testing.
A new study of football players who were diagnosed with CTE reveals those who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 had earlier onset of emotional and cognitive problems.
Researchers present a new model for the biology of Alzheimer's disease in a Nature Neuroscience study. They note the findings could help lead to a new approach to treating the neurodegenerative disease.
Yoga intervention reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety while increasing feelings of positivity.
Closer social relationships in childhood and being raised by a family with higher socioeconomic status was linked to people being more optimistic during midlife and increased chances of living to an older age. Those who were more disadvantaged growing up and experienced psychosocial stressors tended to experience more stressful events during midlife and had an increased risk of early death.
Over time, Victoria's Secret fashion models have become thinner with smaller busts, waists, hips, and dress size while their waist-to-hip ratio has remained constant. However, the average woman's waist and dress size have increased.
Light physical activity has positive benefits for brain health as we age. Spending an hour participating in light intensity physical activity was associated with the equivalent of 1.1 years less brain aging. Every additional hour spent exercising was linked to higher brain volume.
A new study from researchers at Boston University reports an increase in later life emotional and behavioral problems in people who played youth tackle football before the age of 12.